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dbowlin
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Re: starting from scratch, options? new [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5538407 - 11/25/12 09:18 AM

Another vote for the WO Bino's. Just tried them on the new to me vintage scope (Sears 76mm x 1200 ) no ocs needed with prism diagnol. I use the 1.6 ocs and 2x barow for higher powers. I need clear skies to test further.
Good luck,
Dale


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gonzosc1
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Loc: South Carolina
Re: starting from scratch, options? new [Re: dbowlin]
      #5538431 - 11/25/12 09:39 AM

well money is tight and had to go cheap to get started. got an Orion BV with 2 celestron 25mm e-lux ep's.

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omahaastro
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Reged: 08/30/06

Loc: Omaha, NE
Re: starting from scratch, options? [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5541200 - 11/26/12 10:33 PM

If you're ever looking to get back into an SCT... I highly recommend the C9.25's... you can get away with a little lighter weight mount (I know how you feel, I used to own a 10" LX-50 before migrating it to an Atlas EQ-G... then giving it up entirely, for a C9.25 on a Losmandy GM-8... a GREAT setup!).

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gonzosc1
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Loc: South Carolina
Re: starting from scratch, options? new [Re: omahaastro]
      #5542411 - 11/27/12 04:23 PM

Quote:

If you're ever looking to get back into an SCT... I highly recommend the C9.25's... you can get away with a little lighter weight mount (I know how you feel, I used to own a 10" LX-50 before migrating it to an Atlas EQ-G... then giving it up entirely, for a C9.25 on a Losmandy GM-8... a GREAT setup!).




yes I got a used black tube C9.25 ota on the cloudy night classifieds saturday. should be here by thursday or friday.
also ordered the Atlas EQ-G the same day. I'm on the way!


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Mike B
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Reged: 04/06/05

Loc: shake, rattle, & roll, CA
Re: starting from scratch, options? new [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5542448 - 11/27/12 04:38 PM

That should be a killer BV set-up!... far superior to a forked rig.

Lettuce know how it all goes-


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gonzosc1
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Reged: 11/08/12

Loc: South Carolina
Re: starting from scratch, options? new [Re: Mike B]
      #5542486 - 11/27/12 05:06 PM

I will. I guess I will have to do the standard setup in the house for a few night to run the system out and see if there are any bugs that need attention.
hope it just right from the get go!


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Mike B
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Re: starting from scratch, options? new [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5543135 - 11/28/12 12:34 AM

Hey- yaknow what'll really help? Get a set of those anti-vibe pads for the 3 tripod feet... they will cut damping time in about half! This will really be appreciated when attempting fine focus while trying to fight system wiggles. I used a set under my old 10" LX50, which now see action with my Orion SVP (li'l bro to the 'Sirius' EQ). Wouldn't wanna go w/out 'em!

I see them pop up *used* now & then, but with all the holiday sales goin' down, ya oughta find a set fairly affordably.


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